A Learning Community

For health care providers based in Ontario who have an interest in skin and wound care

The Project ECHO® model features live online sessions, de-identified patient cases, and case discussions. Community providers and specialists learn from each other, acquire knowledge, skills, increase competency and build a strong community of practice. Participants form the spokes of a supportive community of practice and an inter-professional team supported by the specialist resource team hub.

How Project ECHO works

Together, we manage cases so patients get the care they need in their own community

Queen’s University, Woundpedia and the Nurses Specialized in Wound Ostomy and Care Canada represent the Project ECHO Ontario Skin and Wound Care Hub –based on a knowledge transfer and guided practice model that inks expert inter-professional teams at an academic hub with primary care providers in local communities. Our vision is optimal wound care for all Ontarians, and our project goal is that all interested health care providers in Ontario have the knowledge and support they need to manage patients with wounds safely and effectively.

A Revolution in Care Delivery

More than 220 hubs for more than 100 diseases and conditions in 31 countries

Project ECHO stands for Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes. The program was first developed by the University of New Mexico to improve Hepatitis C treatment in rural regions. Project ECHO has been replicated in all over the world, including Ontario, where it has proven to expand capacity for pain control, opioid stewardship and other conditions. This Project will replicate the ECHO model for skin and wound care.

No Cost to health providers in Ontario

Sharing real cases* and building collective knowledge

The Project ECHO model centres around weekly expert-led virtual clinics that bring together an interprofessional cohort of primary care doctors, nurses, and other clinicians. The sessions, resources, and community of practice build your capacity to provide specialized care; however, you will also have the tools you need to be a resource to your colleagues, build collective knowledge, and make specialized care available to patients in your community. *Note: All cases are de-identified.

Recent Posts

Project ECHO Ontario Skin and Wound Blog

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A model that improves health care capacity and access

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Best practice guidelines ensure patients get the care they need

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